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Concert news

The lineup for 2014's Lollapalooza has been announced, and it includes more than 100 different acts. Headlining the festival are Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Other notable acts include Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, and Calvin Harris.

The weekend-long festival takes place Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park, Chicago, IL. The festival has been hosted at Grant Park for the last 10 years; the acts will perform across eight different stages.

Check out the full list of 2014 Bonnaroo performers after the cut. To stay up-to-date on the latest this festival season, be sure to check out our 2014 Festivals Guide!

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Festivals attract mostly in-state ticket buyers

Pie chart with distances traveled to get to Coachella
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With summer here, a lot of people are opting to go to music festivals, and why not? Many of them are three or four days long, and in that time, you often have over 100 bands to choose from. They're a good deal for the price.

I looked at three festivals – Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits – to see where ticket buyers are coming from. I already knew, by looking at other concert data, that people tend to stick close to home when choosing what they want to see.

It makes sense, given the recession, plus rising gas and airfare prices. However, I went into this research expecting the opposite to happen with festivals. Unlike tours, I saw festivals more as destination events: something people plan an entire week-long trip around.

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